The Forest of Reading® is Canada’s largest recreational reading program. This awards program helps celebrate Canadian books, publishers, authors and illustrators. More than 270,000 readers participate annually from their school or public library. We are excited to be offering The Forest of Reading® in 2023. 

Award Nominees for 2023

Blue Spruce

JK-Grade 2, Picture Books

Silver Birch Exp.

Grades 3-4, Fiction & Non-Fiction

Silver Birch

Grades 5-6,

Yellow Cedar Award
Yellow Cedar

Grades 4-8, Non-Fiction

Red Maple Award
Red Maple

Grades 7-8, Fiction

Le prix Mélèze
Le prix Mélèze

French Short Novels


Register online through Beanstack to participate in the Forest of Reading Challenge or visit one of our branches to pick up a registration kit starting Monday, February 20th. Registration kits include a passport to track your reading and activity sheets for all 10 nominees!

If you have never used Beanstack before, it is an App used to track independent reading time, and help build a culture of reading in school and at home. For each book you read you will earn badges. Read them all and receive a certificate of completion!

You can find the Beanstack Tracker App on the Apple App Store or Google Play Store or sign up online.

Register for Beanstack Online